« on: 02/11/2015 08:26:31 »
Quote from: BillS
Thebox, are you saying that anything that travels faster than (1035) mph is travelling faster than time?So it seems that this question is not about Einstein's relativity, but it's all about the speed of the Terminator: the day/night dividing line (not the time-traveling cyborg).
What does travelling faster than time mean?
So with the deduction that the speed of the terminator at the equator is 1035 mph, this means you could get in a rocket, and travel faster than the terminator, and make the Sun "rise" in the west!
This has already been done. But they cheated, because at high latitudes, the terminator moves slower - and at the equinox at the North and South Poles, it does not move at all!
On one occasion, the Concorde supersonic passenger jet picked up passengers after their midnight New Years Eve celebrations in London, and delivered them to New York just in time to do it all again! They did not turn inside out, become frozen, become gods, or even zombies (although they may have felt like the latter the next morning).
In the extreme, a polar explorer could easily do a quick jog around the South Pole in 5 minutes, but its not like they will get any younger, or can change the future or anything.
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